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by henry quirk
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The struggle the USA faces in accepting kindness for all
Replies: 20
Views: 204

For me: it's not about 'money', Veg...it's about what 'money' represents, which is 'me working'. I work to keep me and mine sheltered and fed and defended; I don't work to feed, shelter, and defend folks who can do it for themselves but won't, or those who do need a hand but expect to live lavishly ...
by henry quirk
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Struggle for the Soul of America
Replies: 20
Views: 307

"aren’t those with deeper understanding morally obligated to pass on the value of the American ideal to the young?" Sure. I do this daily with mine. Not a damn thing I can do about the other guy's kid, though. So, along with teaching mine about self-direction and -ownership I also teach him about se...
by henry quirk
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Struggle for the Soul of America
Replies: 20
Views: 307

they don't believe they are And I'm inclined to let them rot there. I'm far more interested in just being left alone than I am in 're-educating' folks who don't wanna be 're-educated'. As long as they leave me be: the communitarians can sew themselves together, ass to mouth. But they won't leave me...
by henry quirk
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The struggle the USA faces in accepting kindness for all
Replies: 20
Views: 204

"Henry's a fascist fuck"

I love you too, Veg.
by henry quirk
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Struggle for the Soul of America
Replies: 20
Views: 307

"A commune without choice is a jail."

No shit.

The problem (insurmountable, I think) is convincing communitarians they're jailed...they don't believe they are.
by henry quirk
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The struggle the USA faces in accepting kindness for all
Replies: 20
Views: 204

"it's a personal matter of deciding who is deserving and who is not"

Yep. My resources, my assessments; your resources, your assessments.

Seems fair to me.

#

"if the weak, undeserving and needy can't eat, they die, without producing offspring"

And this is a 'bad' thing, yes?
by henry quirk
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Struggle for the Soul of America
Replies: 20
Views: 307

Nick, What is so attractive even theoretically about mindless slavery to some sort of state controlled communitarianism you mentioned which no one wants for themselves but is intent on inflicting it on others? Why voluntarily live with the goal of statist slavery? It's not complicated: most communit...
by henry quirk
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The struggle the USA faces in accepting kindness for all
Replies: 20
Views: 204

"why not give to those who don't deserve it...they are humans too" Indeed, if you or him or her want to give your own resources to folks you deem as 'undeserving' but in need, then: you should do exactly that. My standards being somewhat different, I'll assist folks who I deem 'deserving'. That is: ...
by henry quirk
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Struggle for the Soul of America
Replies: 20
Views: 307

Nick, Most of the folks here won't get, can't get, it. They can't or won't cuz they're just too deeply steeped in some strain of communitarianism. America (government, culture, etc.) is alien and repugnant to them. These folks are the first to point out, in great detail, all America's sins, how Amer...
by henry quirk
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Will Trump's border wall keep out all undesirables?
Replies: 26
Views: 396

I mean this: within the context of a constitutional republic (which the US is), sovereignty is power of a nation (specifically, the citizens of that nation) over itself (themselves), without outside interference (including folks who believe their wanting to be in the US obligates the US to let 'em i...
by henry quirk
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Will Trump's border wall keep out all undesirables?
Replies: 26
Views: 396

C'mon, Veg, don't do that. You're not stupid, you're not ignorant. You know what I'm talkin' about. And: if you truly don't, then I've overestimated you and any explanation I could give would fall on *dumb ears.









*see what I did there? 'course you do, cuz you ain't a moron
by henry quirk
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Will Trump's border wall keep out all undesirables?
Replies: 26
Views: 396

"Not 'to me'. It just is." Nope, to 'you' and all the other 'no borders' types. # "Who else rants about their 'sovereignty' these days?" Who else is seein' their autonomy eroded by dumbasses and monsters within and without? # "And what exactly do you mean anyway?" By 'sovereignty'? Consult a diction...
by henry quirk
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Will Trump's border wall keep out all undesirables?
Replies: 26
Views: 396

"How primitive."

To you: absolutely.

To me: just necessary.
by henry quirk
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Will Trump's border wall keep out all undesirables?
Replies: 26
Views: 396

"Will Trump's border wall keep out all undesirables?" Nope, but that's not its chief purpose (which is asserting sovereignty). # "How effective will Trump's border wall be?" As effective as we make it. As a inert, low maintenance, obstacle, it has worth, but not as much as some folks give it. Its tr...